Oral Surgery Referral

Do I need a referral to see an Oral Surgeon?

Can I go straight to an oral surgeon or do I need a referral?

Are you looking for an oral surgeon in Central PA? Have you wondered if you could call directly for an appointment or if you need to see a general dentist first?  Well, that answer depends on what treatment you need.  

We accept patients with or without a referral from a dentist who needs oral surgery treatment.  

Self-referred patients are always welcome! Here are some tips and helpful information to help decide if you need an oral surgeon:

What is Oral Surgery?

There are many reasons why patients need an oral surgeon.  Oral surgery is any surgical procedure that performed around the jaw and mouth. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons (OMS) are specialist who complete additional hospital-based surgical residency program after dental school. An OMS specializes in oral and maxillofacial surgeries and treatments.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Treatments

Oral and maxillofacial surgery

  • Dental Implants
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Third Molar Surgery (wisdom teeth removal)
  • Oral Pathology/Biopsy
  • Emergency Care: Fractured Teeth/Pain/Swelling/Facial Trauma or Injury
  • IV Sedation/Anesthesia

All the above procedures can be treated in our office in Enola, PA

Find out more about each procedure below:

Dental Implants

You may be considering implants as an option for replacing one tooth or multiple teeth.  The first step is to consult with a specialist in this procedure. There have been many advancements in dental implant technology. Our practice is revolutionary when it comes to the finest quality dental implants.

Tooth Extractions

Although dental professionals are committed to saving teeth, sometimes teeth are damaged beyond the point of saving such as damage from severe tooth decay, overcrowding, infections, periodontal disease, or trauma. Your oral surgeon can perform tooth extractions with exceptional care.

Wisdom Teeth Removal

Wisdom teeth are the third set of molars in the back of your mouth that typically come in between your late teenage years. While they are usually noticed on dental x-rays during your routine dental checkups, sometimes patients can have pain as they try to erupt.  

If you do not have a current dentist but are experiencing wisdom tooth pain, you have the option to self-refer to an oral surgeon in the Harrisburg PA area for relief.

Oral Pathology

Oral surgeons can evaluate abnormal lesions or tissues in or around the mouth and jaw.  Abnormal tissues in the mouth can be caused by a variety of issues including oral cancer lesions and noncancerous growths.  If you have an abnormal lesion or growth that should be evaluated, your oral surgeon can examine the growth and determine its cause.

Emergency Care 

If you have pain, swelling, fractured tooth, a dental accident that causes facial trauma, Alfano Oral Surgery is committed to helping you with treating any emergency situation that is affecting your oral health.  Because our team is dedicated to you whenever you need us, we have doctors on-call in case you need urgent care. 

IV Sedation/Anesthesia

Because being in dental pain and needing oral surgery can be stressful, Alfano Oral Surgery is an oral surgery practice in Central PA that offers anesthesia choices including general anesthesia, IV sedation, local anesthesia, and nitrous oxide so that you can feel comfortable throughout the entire procedure.  Having so many oral surgery anesthesia choices in one location offers you peace of mind and convenience.

We Are Here To Help!

If you are in need of any of the above treatment or wish to have a second opinion from a highly-qualified oral surgeon in Central PA who is Board Certified with the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we can help.

While we accept referrals from your family dentist, you can come straight to us for your oral surgery needs.  If you’ve been referred to our office by your dentist, want to make a direct appointment, or you have questions about any oral surgery needs, please feel free to call us at 717.551.1511 or contact us

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